How to negotiate amazon SDE II Offer

Yahoo Saymyname
May 18, 2018 10 Comments

Got an offer from amazon sde II (Seattle) , the numbers are 144k/35k+30k/85 shares, recruiter mentioned base salary is hard to negotiate. I also have LinkedIn offer coming next week, is there any room for negotiation?

Lived in Bay Area, Have 3 years experience in industry.

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  • OpenText / Eng
    SuperLag

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    SurveyMonkey
    SuperLagmore
    Go for 160k + 40 + 40 and 85 shares
    May 18, 2018 2
    • Yahoo Saymyname
      OP
      I asked 40 + 40 with more shares, same base. Got asked verbal acceptance before going to VP or financial
      May 18, 2018
    • OpenText / Eng
      SuperLag

      OpenText Eng

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      SurveyMonkey
      SuperLagmore
      Which team in amazon ?
      If alexa 170 is cap for sd2
      May 18, 2018
  • Amazon if(debug):
    $210k in TC would be a good amount to target, SDE2 range is wide you need more experience and rock the interview to get higher numbers or have competing offers. Definitely room to negotiate, if you get closer to 200-210k I’d take it.
    May 18, 2018 3
    • Amazon Snapcrackl
      By my calculations, those numbers add up to about 200k in Y1. (Assumed 13 RSU vest Y1 at $1600)
      May 18, 2018
    • Amazon if(debug):
      It’s 85 RSU for 4 years, so about 4 will vest in 1st year. Doesn’t hit 200k
      May 18, 2018
    • Amazon Snapcrackl
      Good catch! I don’t know where I got 13 from...
      May 18, 2018
  • New iSfX03
    It's on the lower side. Why not use linkedin as a leverage to negotiate? What's your LinkedIn offer?
    May 18, 2018 1
    • Yahoo Saymyname
      OP
      Waiting for the offer , haven’t got number yet
      May 18, 2018
  • eBay [in]
    If you get senior SWE at LinkedIn you can get somewhere around 260k TC,
    May 18, 2018 0

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